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Digital Humanities Center

The only Digital Humanities center in the Arab world, becomes a member of CenterNet.

The Digital Humanities Center DHC at the University of Balamand UOB, directed by Dr. Elie Dannaoui, has been accepted as a member of centerNet​, an international network of Digital Humanities centers, under the division of “Larger centers”.

Being recognized among prominent DH centers worldwide is a significant accomplishment and a step forward towards further commitment and greater achievements by the center, said Dr. Dannaoui. He added that the DHC-UOB has always aimed, since its establishment, to contribute in maintaining the leading role of humanities in integrating the digital culture in the definition of the general culture of the twenty-first century. In order to reach this aim, the center works along the following axes:
  • Digital Archives
  • Textual scholarship and e-philology
  • Database of research in the Humanities
  • Application of virtual and augmented realities in the areas of cultural and artistic heritage
  • Computational Linguistics
  • GIS applications in the fields of cultural heritage.
CenterNet is an international network of Digital Humanities centers through which individual DH centers have the opportunity to link with other DH centers around the world to share their achievements and collaborate to build on new projects.

CenterNet combines DH centers from diverse countries including France, Italy, United States, Canada, UK, Germany, etc.

Currently, the DHC-UOB is the only centre in Lebanon and the Arab world., and acknowledges different divisions under which members are recognized based on the shape and size of the center and its projects. The “Larger centers” division, under which the DHC-UOB is accepted, is their ultimate division; and it characterizes 5+ employees and/or invested in promoting Digital Humanities internationally.

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